Tag Archives: Bollywood

Bollywood as India’s soft power?

A friend of mine recently circulated a TED talk by Shashi Tharoor, talking about Bollywood being India’s softpower. We study in Germany amidst a good mix of students from around the globe. And this was circulated to the entire class. … Continue reading

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My name is ‘clueless’

I couldn’t resist penning this piece down after watching the first (of many I am sure!) teaser of Karan Johar’s next release – ‘My name is Khan’. But before I begin my rant, let me just say one thing – … Continue reading

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It’s all about Punjab!

Acceptedly women there are beautiful, the green and yellow ‘sarson’ fields look striking in the cameras. Yes, Punjab looks beautiful on screen. The Punjabis are amazingly happy people, exuding an aura of contentment. Their language is hearty and food scrumptiously … Continue reading

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Of cinema and Indian Independence

Cashing in on the patriotic fervour of country’s citizenry has always been filmdom’s handy tool at box office. Much water may have flown since the dawn of Indian Independence but the magical charm of making a movie with independence as … Continue reading

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They don’t act like Gods!

He waved his hands standing in the balcony at his Mumbai residence and fans gathered like devotees to get one view of his. It was when Mumbai was called Bombay, during my visit I was told by the guide that … Continue reading

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